The first quarter of 2022 gave us so many great new titles. We had The City of Dusk by Tara Sim, Electric Idol by Katee Robert, and This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi just to name a few. I’ve found that the books I’m most interested in typically seem to be published in the first and fourth quarters of the year (I wonder why?) but April-June are bringing some great titles this year! Let’s take a peak at the books that have caught my eye for the second quarter of 2022.Continue reading
I’m not going to sit here and pretend that March was a magical month. We’ve watched the war in Ukraine escalate as lives are lost, we’ve seen yet another wave of COVID virus mutation make its way through our populations, watched inflation absolutely cripple those already struggling monetarily, and we are all out here just doing our best to not come apart at the seams.
I think my overall feelings are reflected in my reading for the month. I didn’t find joy in much that I read and a lot of my reading just felt like going through the motions. Not every month can be a winner.Continue reading
What even is time anymore? The older I get the more quickly it seems to fly past. However, the cold weather seems to be finally starting to lift and there is more and more sunlight in the evenings. That light and warmth certainly has been a fantastic mood lifter.Continue reading
2022 snuck up on me. One minute it was Halloween and I was panicking about whether or not it was safe to take my kid trick-or-treating and the next minute the ball was dropping in Times Square and I was staring down the barrel of another year in the COVID era. I don’t know what happened. I don’t know where the time went. I think we are all just existing in a void at this point.Continue reading
Welcome one, welcome all to the yearly wrap up here at Literary Weaponry! While 2021 was certainly not my best blogging year (lets not even pretend to look at those stats) it was my most successful reading year. By successful I don’t mean only the amount of books I read (although there were a lot more than usual) but also the enjoyment factor of reading.
Let’s take a little peak back at the last 365 days, to the year that was 2021, and see what there is to see.Continue reading
Life is confusing. I finally got my reading mojo back which abandons me for a few months every summer but it always seems to come back with the first tickling of fall. Then, I don’t feel like blogging and I got bogged down doing some class work that took a great deal of what remaining brain power I have left.
So, in a nut shell, today we will be talking about what I read in October2021even if I did not really blog about it very much.Continue reading
I give up. This year has both flown by and crawled, merely inching passed. I don’t know what to think anymore. Time is a construct and COVID has tossed all sense of time flow on its head. Be that as it may, here I sit, still reading. Let me tell you, September involved both comfort reading and trying something outside of my usual genre preferences and even reading something I really wasn’t sure I’d like. So let’s take a look back at September and see how it all went down.Continue reading
August 2021 brought the return of my reading mojo! Every July, like clockwork, I find myself in a reading slump but I am very happy to say that it seems to have fizzled into thin air in August. In fact, it was my most successful reading month so far this year. I thought I would never top the thirteen books I read in March but August is closing out with fifteen along with two short story romances that I didn’t record because they were largely skimmed. Here’s what went down with my reading and on Literary Weaponry during the month.Continue reading
Hello hello, and welcome to the July 2021 Wrap Up here on Literary Weaponry. I talk frequently about my yearly reading slump that happens, without fail, every summer. This year it started creeping up on me in June and really had it’s claws in me throughout July. What amused me most, however, was that despite this being my least productive reading month of 2021 it is right on part with my average reading in previous years. I don’t know what 2021 has done to me but here we are. I’ve been a reading machine.Continue reading
I don’t know if it is because I am busier than I have been in quite some time or because I have a Big Thing coming up that I am focusing or what is going on but I swear to you this year is going by more quickly than any have before. Maybe it is getting older that is making me feel that way. What I do know is that I have continued to read more in 2021 than I ever have before in my life.
Let’s take a trip together back over the last three months of reading and see, well, what there is to see!Continue reading